As planned, blogger and author Tavi Gevinson gave a Sassy-themed performance at an event in Gowanus, Brooklyn on Wednesday called "The Talent Show Presents: A Tribute to Sassy Magazine." Tavi and four other girls--a band called SUPERCUTE! and a 19-year-old blogger--performed a live reenactment of the '90s teen magazine's "Dear Boy" feature. Each girl asked some dude sitting on a stool various questions about "boys" ranging from, "Should I get married?" to "Do you believe in Ghosts?" to Tavi's sweet, earnest "Um, I was tricked...and...I thought we had to ask serious questions about boys...well now it's embarrassing, but okay..." and you get the idea (Tavi starts talking around 3:40).
Sadly, we weren't able to see this in real life, but thanks to YouTube and the Village Voice, we got to hear Tavi talk like a normal teenage girl about a boy she likes and also know a little more about what she has referred to as a "top secret government project."
In an interview with This American Life's Ira Glass that same evening, the 15-year old blogger became much more serious and spilled a few more beans about her forthcoming magazine collaboration with Jane Pratt, who was not in attendance. First, it's going to be called Rookie, which must not have been too hard to come up with. It will, for the most part, be an online magazine, and each month there will be a new "issue" online and they will occasionally release a print version. Regarding how "alternative" it will be, she told Glass, "It will be subversive just in its honesty and the tone." She also said, "I own everything" when asked how Rookie will avoid following the fate of Sassy, which folded after only a few years.
Sounds like she knows what she's doing.